Tuesday, 07 April 2009 15:04

CDM Conference

The recent Clean Development Mechanism and Carbon Trading 2008 conference incited in-depth discussions around policy initiatives to boost African participation.


Tuesday, 07 April 2009 15:00

Carbon abatement technology

At a recent seminar hosted by UK Trade and Investment towards the end of last year, the Lord Mayor of the City of London remarked that “95 % of trading happens in London” and that “London is the carbon trading hub of the world”.
The world set itself a deadline, at the Climate Change Convention held in Bali during December 2007, to reach agreement on the future of the international climate change regime after 2012, when the Kyoto Protocol’s first commitment period expires.
Friday, 20 March 2009 12:00

CDM 101: the role of the DOE

Recently, 25° in Africa spoke to South African Designated Operational Entity (DOE) PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) about their role as a DOE.
Friday, 20 March 2009 11:59

20 carbon-burying projects

The Group of Eight industrial powers have said that they hope to launch 20 large projects that will bury greenhouse gas by 2010.
Friday, 20 March 2009 11:57

Africa - A potential CDM giant?

The untapped potential of the Sub-Saharan CDM market - At the Africa Carbon Forum, held in Dakar, Senegal, The World Bank released a report which may see the world re-think CDM and its potential for African soils.

The South African Clean Development Mechanism Industry Association (SACDMIA) recently met for a feedback session on the progress made by the Association’s respective working groups in recent months.
M A CDM project should ideally possess all of the aspects of a project that would make use of a form of financing known as ‘project finance’.
By reducing greenhouse gas emissions at its Lawley factory in Gauteng, Corobrik, one of South Africa’s foremost brick manufacturers, has become the first company in Southern Africa and in sub-Saharan Africa to be awarded carbon credits by the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism.
The South African National Energy Research Institute (SANERI) has been awarded the rights to host the Southern African Regional Secretariat for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP).
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